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Nice

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Looks good! Everything should go fine if you add 256 mb RAM, don't go with less then 512 MB.
Don't go higher as 800x600 in Doom 3 and maybe tweak Half Life 2 / World of Warcraft a bit so you can run em on 1024x768 while keeping the FPS > 30 to 40.
And don't turn on FSAA, it's a FPS killer on a 9600.
I love 320x200!
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Post by Gamer_V »

I don't care too much about graphics.. If I would I wouldn't play dos games... It''s nice to know I could play these games.

With the graphics card I have now, even Civ 3 doesn't want to run... Although it's probably a bit about the ram...
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Post by dokzero5 »

Well, for me gameplay comes first, but graphics pretty important too, just like sound / music. For me DOS gaming is nostalgic too :-)

The memory is defenitly a problem 256 is low (with IM, Virus scanners and that kind of stuff in the background)
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Post by calgar »

1.
my first PC was a IBM Aptiva 2144-910 model, it was a 486 DX-2 66mhz whit 4mb ram and 540mb hardrive, no soundcard or cd-drive was included, i added a 8mb SIMM module later so it was a total of 12mb ram and then i also added a Soundcard called Optimap pro (crap one) now the computer has ended up whit 4.3gig hardrive and Soundblaster 64AWE and cd-reader and 48mb of memory, i love my IBM it's good whit old games and Windows95B

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My server: Intel Pentium III 1000mhz/256/133 512mb PC-133 HHD:15+40+200gig
Windows2000Pro

3. Pentium Pro 200mhz 96mb 2.5gig hdd Windows ME

4. AMD k6-3 450mhz, 128mb 7gig Hercules Prophet 4500 64mb

5. AMD athlon XP 2800+ 512mb ddr, 74gig Raptor SATA 10.000rpm + 80gig SATA hardrive, Geforce FX 5600 ULTRA, Windows2000/XP, creative Soundblaster Audigy2 PLATINUM Ex

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Post by fabiobol »

wardrich wrote:well...

computer 1: Good all around (almost)

P1 133mHz
6Gigs
16mb video card
unknown sound card (soundblaster 16?)


computer 2: Definatly not a dos computer :(

P4 2.2gHz
40Gigs
32mB video card
unknown sound card


computer 3: Good ol computer

All i know about this is that it is a TANDY, it uses the Deskmate OS, its internal memory is JUST big enuf to store the OS. All games run off of 3.5 floppies, but it does thave an old B drive in it tho.
You have a 16 MB video card on a Pentium 133???? What video card is it? How did you find it?
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Post by dokzero5 »

You have several 16 mb videocards for a computer like that P133, a Nvidia TNT / TNT2, 3DFx VooDoo banshee, Voodoo 3, S3 Savage 16 mb, Matrox Millenium / Mystique, Ati Rage64, ATI Rage FX / Express / All-in-wonder, Rage64 etc. etc. all available as AGP and PCI. There are a lot of company's that build their cards on these chips. I think 3Dlabs, Number9 had cards too.
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Post by johngUK »

Well i have three computers.

Computer 1: Dos Games Only

Pentium 166mhz
3.2 GB HDD
36x CD Drive
ESS AudioDrive 1868 SoundCard
16MB ram

Computer 2: Not used anymore(though still working)

Pentium 2 433mhz
6.4 GB HDD
32x DVD RW Drive
128MB ram
5MB onboard Graphics (Intel)
SigmaTel Sound

Computer 3: Most update(used for newer games RTCW, MOHAA)
Intel Celeron 2.6GHZ
80GB HDD
8x DVD RW Drive
512MB ram
128MB Nvidia GeForce MX4000
RealTec Audio97 Sound
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My computer:
AMD Sempron 2800+
200GB HDD
512MB DD-RAM
NVidia GeForce 6600GT 128 Mb

Also did some casemodding:
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Difference with that pic is that I placed some extra neon bars on the bottom of my case, so it's all blue :)

Making of and more photo's can be seen at http://www.jorisdrenth.nl.
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Post by GameMaster.EXE »

Here are the technical specs of my computer:

OS: Windows 95/Dos 7.0
300 MHz Intel Pentium II
8.0GB hard drive
IBM Aptivia model E76
64MB RAM

And thats all I know
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Post by Eugene Esterly III »

My comp is a:

Gateway 550 GR:

Intel Pentium 4 processor 540 supporting Hyper-Threading Technology running at 3.20 GHZ

512 MB DDR Ram

ATI Radeon X300 SE w/ 128 MB Graphic Ram

200 GB Hard Drive

Double Layer 8X DVD+/-RW recorder

48X CD-Rom Drive

56K Modem. Network card for high speed Internet access also included

Realtek audio

8-In 1 Digital Media Card Reader

7 USB ports

External 3.5" floppy disc drive

Gateway Monitor
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My DOS Beast

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My main PC for usage is a custom built Celeron D 2.53GHz overclocked to 3.8GHz with 1GB of DDR 200MHz RAM. But anyway, I think retro systems are more interesting!

My beast;

Custom Built
Full Tower AT Case
Pentium 166 MMX
Socket 7 Mobo with PS/2 (1), AT (1), PCI (3), ISA (5)
32MB 72 Pin SIMM RAM
Nvidia RIVA 128 8MB PCI
SoundBlaster AWE 64 Gold ISA with External Roland MT-32 in the Gameport
1.6GB IDE Western Digital Caviar
52x IDE CD-ROM
3 1/2 Floppy Disk Drive
5 1/4 Floppy Disk Drive
MS-DOS 6.22
Windows for Workgroups 3.11

Mo'slo is sometimes required but overall this system is very compatible, especially the sound, I wouldn't mind a Gravis UltraSound but I've had difficulty locating them. I've never had a compatiblity problem with this PC other than Soundblaster Pro and CPU speed, but I don't get runtime errors on the 200 MMX (I did on my Pentium II 233, which I replaced with this Pentium 200 MMX).
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Post by Ro@m »

My nwe comp(finally!!!!:

AMD Sempron 3100+
512 Mb RAM
NEC DVD-RW
Maxtor 6Y120M0 120 Gb
Onboard soundcard
Powercolor Radeon 9600XT
15" Monitor
3 1/2 Floppy Disk Drive
Win XP
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So I have a bad bump going on. Meh well, I have a valid addition.

I have 2 computers. One is win XP, upstairs, and in the dining room. The other is win 98 SE and in my room, in the basement, beside the cold storage room, which is filled with all sots of soda's.


Win XP computer
Nickname: Filbert
Processor: Intel Celeron 1.2 ghz
RAM: 256 mb
Video Card: Uh.... nonexistant? Doesn't have any 3D support whatsoever, crappy for gaming.
Hard drive: 60 GB over 2 of them
Drives: 1 DVD player 64x, one CD burner 48x, one 3.5 floppy, 4 usb pots, 2 front 2 back

Win 98 SE computer,/b]
Nickname: Hewitt [yes, I like to name my things]
Processor: Pentium III 1200 mhz
RAM: 384 mb
Video Card: 8 mb 3D card. [in other words, nonexistant. XD]
Hard Drive: one 40 gb
Drives: One broken cd drive [won't even open] 44x burner, 3.5 floppy, 2 usb back
Picture:
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And, for the haibut, the equipment hooked up to Hewitt, with all my confusing names for everything that I own.
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Post by The_Sinister_Mastermind »

Well my old PC is a Win 98/00 hybrid. Not really sure what you'd call it... Win '99 perhaps :huh:.

Anyway:
CPU: PII (Practically a PIII or it was until it died and I had to put my really REALLY old PII into it)
Video Card: No idea
Sound Card: Broken so it doesn’t matter.
RAM: Probably 64MB maybe 128.
HD: 8GB.
Drives: 3.5 floppy, 32x CD burner, b0rked network port.

My new(er) laptop.

OS: XP Small Business Edition (Yeah my dad's an idiot)
CPU: P4 3.06GHz with 533MHz bus, 512KB L2 cache
RAM: 512MB DDR
Video: ATi Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP (UMA)
Sound: HP Premier Sound 16-bit sound
Drives/Devices: 24x DVD/CD-RW, 3.5 floppy, 4 USB ports, 1 type II PC card slot, intergraded microphone, intergraded 56k modem and Bluetooth.
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Post by Swiftman »

Very nice lappy ya got there, Sinister. Take out the win XP business edition and put on MS DOS 6.2..... *shot*
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Post by The_Sinister_Mastermind »

lol, umm no.

Anyway if all goes to plan I’ll be getting a new PC next year with.

Duel boot Win XP Pro & Win 98SE
Duel P4
Duel graphics card (Not sure what, I’m going to see what Oblivion runs best on first XD)
200GB HDD
2GB RAM (More if I have the money)
Duel disc drives one a DVD burner
Floppy drive as well
A few USB ports, Bluetooth and things like that.
I’ll put a kick arse sound card in there to.

Well that’s what I hope to have anyway, I might have to tone it down a bit to save on money.
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Post by Swiftman »

THAT would be a dream rig, especcially if it's custom built.

Too bad it'll be outdated by next summer anyways. heh. Gotta love computer technology.
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Post by The_Sinister_Mastermind »

Well I guess you could call it outdated. But the idea behind it is to make it good enough so that it will be able to run all new software for a few years without any dramas or need for major upgrades. It’ll be a real hit in the pocket straight up, but the fact it probably wont require that many upgrades in the future should save me money in the long run.

If I can I’m going to just buy the parts and get my uncle to build it for me, he’s a computer wiz and it’ll save me a shit load of money if I can do it that way.
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Post by Swiftman »

Ah, I see what you're gettin at. Heh. Power now for money saving later.

That does seem the best method, having your uncle do it. I would do the same if I were in that case, only replace "Uncle" with "Phex".
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Post by The_Sinister_Mastermind »

Lol you seriously love that guy don't you. Meh my uncle is the person I'd go to, he has his own IT company (I think it's his, either that pr he's a major part of the company) so I'm pretty sure he'd know what he was doing. Trouble is I’d want him to do it for free, so he’d only be able to do it in his spare time, which could take awhile.
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For mIRC users: irc://irc.p2p-network.net/DOSgames

Please don’t PM me every time you can’t find a game, I really don’t have time to logon to the site that often let alone be your personal assistant.
Just use the “Finding Old Games” subforum like everyone else.</center>
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